Earlier this week, Disney had us all hyperventilating a bit when they announced Cinderella Castle would be undergoing a “royal makeover!”
And at the time, we didn’t know many details about the transformation other than Magic Kingdom’s park icon would be getting a new paint job with a soft, rose gold pinkish hue and sparkly gold trim! But in light of park guests’ growing concerns, Disney’s made few comments to ease our worried minds!
On the same Disney Parks Blog post where Disney initially announced the big Cinderella Castle refurb, Magic Kingdom Vice President Jason Kirk has posted responses to some of the commentators.
For instance, in this statement he posted below, he wrote, “while temporary construction equipment may be present while Cinderella Castle receives its royal makeover, it will remain uncovered and we will do our best to ensure guests are still able to capture special photos and memories in the iconic spot.”
Jason Kirk also went on to comment that Cinderella’s Royal Table and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique would remain open during the refurb — so don’t cancel your castle plans just yet!
When harder pressed about the timeframe of the project, Jason Kirk stuck to his guns and restated, “Our work is expected to begin in the coming weeks and be complete before the end of summer.”
Magical Kingdom’s castle shows “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire” and “Happily Ever After” will also still be performed! We’ll keep an eye out for other statements released by Disney regarding Cinderella Castle, but for now, you can probably breathe a little easier!
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Do you feel some relief after reading Jason Kirk’s responses to folks who are worried Cinderella Castle will be covered for their Disney World vacations? Let us know in the comments below!